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Syrian government troops have seized a road set to play a crucial role in the removal of chemical-warfare materials from their war-torn nation, Reuters quoted an independent watchdog as saying on Monday.
The rumors we heard from South Korea last week are true: North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has removed his own uncle, Jang Song Thaek, from power. Jang, once seen as Kim Jong Un's mentor, was the vice-chairman of the National Defense Commission.
The U.S. Defense secretary over the weekend outlined a proposal to export antimissile systems to the six-member Gulf Cooperation Council in a bid to encourage greater missile-defense cooperation in the Persian Gulf, Defense News reported.
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Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Seymour Hersh has dropped yet another bombshell allegation: President Obama wasn't honest with the American people when he blamed Syrian President Bashar al-Assad for a sarin-gas attack that killed hundreds of civilians.
Dec. 6, 2013 | Rachel Oswald | Uranium Enrichment , Fuel Fabrication , Nuclear Weapons Programs , Nuclear Weapons Production
WASHINGTON -- North Korea's nuclear-materials complex is teeming with activity, according to Thursday image analysis by the Institute for Science and International Security, which examined satellite photographs taken as recently as Monday.
Dec. 6, 2013 | Stephanie Gaskell | Counterproliferation, Nuclear , Preparedness and Response, Nuclear , Biological Counterproliferation and Defense , Bio-Preparedness and Response , Counterproliferation, Chemical , Preparedness and Response, Chemical
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel just announced plans to trim his staff by about 200 positions over the next five years. But inside the secretary’s top policy shop, a closer look at the planned cuts show where Hagel’s priorities lie after more than a decade of war.
A plan is rapidly taking shape in Washington for how to destroy Syria's most dangerous warfare chemicals, but it remains unclear if the United States and its partners can clear logistical hurdles in time to meet a series of demanding international schedule targets, Foreign Policy magazine's Cable blog ...
Dec. 6, 2013 | Stacy Kaper | Sanctions, Nuclear
Harry Reid is in the hot seat on the question of whether to allow a vote on Iran sanctions legislation, and it will only get hotter when the Senate returns from recess next week.
Dec. 6, 2013 | Sanctions, Nuclear , Plutonium , Nuclear Nonproliferation, Arms Control, Disarmament , Verification and Monitoring
Technical experts from Iran and six major governments are set next week to thrash out specifics on how they will comply with a landmark nuclear accord negotiated by the sides in November, Reuters reported.
Dec. 6, 2013 | Nuclear Nonproliferation, Arms Control, Disarmament , International Perspectives on Missile Defense
Work on the evolving NATO missile shield will proceed regardless of progress made in negotiations with Iran on its nuclear program, the White House said on Thursday.
Quote of the Day
Jim Miller, the under secretary of Defense for policy, on newly prioritizing issues like homeland security and countering weapons of mass destruction as Pentagon leadership offices are reorganized.
The reality is that the world has changed since 2009 when the current structure was put in place.